It’s Going To Get Messy!

I love this quote from Marva Dawn. I used it in this weekend’s Resurrection Day Message.

Books have covers, which give a false sense of completeness. It’s all there, laid out nice and tidy for you. But life is not that way.

Life is full of starts and stops, blind alleys, disappointing detours, and bad guesses. Eventually, by God’s grace, we find our way into acts of obedience, acts of praise.

There are no higher levels in the life of Christ – there is simply following Jesus and obeying him, day after day, struggling with sin and sinners, and being surprised by grace and resurrection.

Marva J. Dawn. The Unnecessary Pastor: Rediscovering the Call

For More Listen to the Message, “Dying Well”

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Senior Pastor of Valley Fellowship of Yakima
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3 Responses to It’s Going To Get Messy!

  1. Kurt Luther says:

    Bad guesses… I find it disturbing and comforting all at the same time how well this quote describes me. I suppose it describes all of us, doesn’t it?

    • Danny Snider says:

      “..struggling with sin and sinners, and being surprised by grace and resurrection”. What an awesome surprise! One more reason to surprise people with showing them grace as I’ve been shown grace.

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